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by lcww1
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CST Thor 1 EPROM problem
Replies: 27
Views: 4238

Re: CST Thor 1 EPROM problem

Just for interest - here’s what the screen currently looks like at boot on the Thor 1, with a Minera ROM: AE2EC97D-B51C-49B3-9E0C-7EA3848938EA.jpeg Previously, the machine’s serial number appeared a couple of lines below the copyright message, but this now no longer occurs. The machine is unresponsi...
by lcww1
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CST Thor 1 EPROM problem
Replies: 27
Views: 4238

Re: CST Thor 1 EPROM problem

Dave - thank you for that kind offer! Much appreciated! Meanwhile, I've tried the Thor 1 serial M5L2764K EPROM in the GQ-4X4 programmer - the 8k of data read from the chip are identical to the data when I read the chip using the Minipro TL866CS. The EPROM appears to be largely empty, though there ar...
by lcww1
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CST Thor 1 EPROM problem
Replies: 27
Views: 4238

Re: CST Thor 1 EPROM problem

Many thanks for getting back to me on this Derek! And thanks for that interesting link. I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to get this Thor running - I think that my Thor 1 expansion board is mostly functional, based on my experience so far - if only I’d dumped the Thor EPROMs straight away.... I w...
by lcww1
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CST Thor 1 EPROM problem
Replies: 27
Views: 4238

CST Thor 1 EPROM problem

Well, I've acquired an old CST Thor 1 (aka Thor PC and Thor 8). It appeared to have been quite well looked after, but inevitably time had taken its toll on the poor thing. The first thing I did with the machine, was to remove the RTC NiCad battery, which had started to leak. However, the leakage was...
by lcww1
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Making the Quantum Leap!
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: Making the Quantum Leap!

Many thanks indeed for the words of welcome :D
And my thanks to Dilwyn for the link to the networking guide - much appreciated - I hadn’t found that in my rummaging for QL info, and what a delightful read!
by lcww1
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Making the Quantum Leap!
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Making the Quantum Leap!

Hello! Having recently acquired a QL (or three), I’ve discovered what a fantastic piece of Sinclair engineering the QL really is. I had a 48k spectrum as a kid in the 80s, and later upgraded to a 128k toastrack spectrum, but I was never able to make the leap to a QL at the time the machine was relea...
by lcww1
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 166
Views: 35727

Re: Q68 Order Process

Hello Derek,
I’m new to the forum, but having read up on your Q68 computer, I’d like to order one (or be added to the waiting list), along with a case, and a keyboard/mouse splitter cable please!
Many thanks,
Liam